Tag Archives: Hyundai/Kia

2018 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid priced lower than previous years

Hyundai has released its 2018 Sonata hybrid to dealerships with a new lower starting price than previous years. The model is currently priced at $26,385 (before many trim options). The 2018 Sonata Hybrid is, in many ways, an upgrade on previous iterations of the vehicle. The 2018 model offers an upgraded lithium-ion battery pack rated at 1.76kWh that, in combination…

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Global hybrid sales increased in 2017

Leading the pack for automakers, Toyota, Honda, Hyundai / Kia and other Japanese and South Korean OEMs sold over two million hybrid and plug-in cars in 2017. Toyota, as is the trend, sold the most hybrid vehicles for the year, contributing to the industry’s fourteen percent growth over 2016. As Ward’s Auto points out, Toyota “dwarfs all other brands including…

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BMW i3 Range Extender is top of the class

In its yearly roundup of best hybrid cars for consumers, Auto Express ranked the BMW i3 Range Extender as the number one choice for 2018. The BMW i3 is available as a either a hybrid or full electric. With the hybrid version, the consumer gets almost double the range, topping out at around 186 miles. Other hybrids that made the…

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Hyundai Aims To Capture #2 Spot in Green Vehicle Market

Hyundai has big plans for the “eco” market, planning to introduce 26 new hybrid, plug-in, battery-electric and fuel-cell vehicles by 2020, a blitz that begins with this year’s launch of the new Ioniq model. “We’re making a serious effort to be the number two producer of EVs and fuel-cell vehicles,” said Byung Ki Ahn, the director of the Eco-Vehicle Performance Development…

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Green Patent Blog: Paice’s licensing success is not a surprise given the power of its patents

Green Patent Blog recently highlighted Paice’s success in licensing its patented hybrid vehicle technology, noting that Paice has been an extremely successful non-practicing entity. It says the company’s success “is not a surprise when one understands the power of its patents” and emphasizes that Paice should not be considered a patent troll. “The company should not be put in that…

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Hyundai and Kia sign licensing agreement with Paice

PRESS RELEASE | DECEMBER 11, 2015 BALTIMORE – Paice, a pioneer in hybrid electric vehicle technology, has reached an agreement to license all of its hybrid vehicle technology to Hyundai Motor Co. and Kia Motors Corp. Paice has now licensed all or part of its hybrid vehicle technology portfolio to Toyota, Hyundai/Kia, and Ford – three of the world’s six…

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Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid Now Available in 10 States

AutoBlog.com reports that Hyundai’s first plug-in hybrid vehicle is now available in ten US states that offer the best charging infrastructure network for plug-in hybrids. The Sonata plug-in hybrid, starting at $34,600, is available in California, Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island and Vermont. There’s no indication when the car will be available in other states. Read more.

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Hyundai’s dedicated hybrid may offer better fuel economy than Toyota Prius

Green Car Reports says when Hyundai introduces its first dedicated hybrid vehicle, it may outperform the Toyota Prius in terms of fuel economy. The Prius, with 55-mpg combined fuel economy, has defined hybrid efficiency for more than a decade. Hyundai’s dedicated hybrid, which has not yet been named, will be the world’s first vehicle model with hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and battery-electric variants. Read more.

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Baltimore Sun: Hybrid engine inventor wins $29 million in verdict against Hyundai and Kia

A Baltimore-based inventor of hybrid engine technology and the Abell Foundation, which invested in the company, have won a $28.9 million jury award in a patent infringement case against Hyundai Motor Co. and affiliate Kia Motors Corp. The automakers knowingly used technology developed by Paice, a firm that designed a way to improve the performance of combined gas-electric engines, a…

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